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Description - The Art of Writing Great Lyrics by Pamela Phillips Oland

In this manual, one of the music industry's most prolific and successful lyricists reveals her methods for crafting memorable, recordable and marketable lyrics. Written in a conversational style, the volume goes beyond the obvious song formulas and rhyme patterns to present the dozens of conscious and unconscious processes the author uses to write lyrics, in step-by-step form. There are hints, tips and inside information. Chapters cover how to work; how to communicate through song; understanding the craft of song-writing; defining styles; studying the market and the competition; the art of successful collaboration; rewriting and fine-tuning the song; how to make a great demo; and how to start a career. There are creative exercises and an A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581150933
ISBN-10: 1581150938
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pamela Phillips Oland

Pamela Phillips Oland is one of the most prolific contemporary songwriters in America. Her songs have been recorded well over 300 times by a breathtaking range of artists from Whitney Houston to Anne Murray, the Jacksons to Aretha Franklin, Selena to Sinatra, and in both television and feature films, from Xena: Warrior Princess to The Sopranos to Coming to America. A successful, full-time lyricist for more than 20 years, she is the lyricist of the Country Music Award-winning